One of the things that keep so many people from choosing recovery is the fear of the withdrawal symptoms they’ll experience when they stop using their drug of choice. Sometimes they’re so afraid of these symptoms that they assume they won’t be able to survive them. Instead of reaching out for help, many people continue to suffer. Unfortunately, they don’t realize that their anticipation of the symptoms might be outweighing the reality of them. While withdrawal is difficult, to say the least, professional treatment centers can help individuals cope with the symptoms. These treatment programs can also ease the transition as a person goes through the detoxification process.
At Bayview Recovery, we know how challenging the withdrawal process can be. However, we also know that it is possible to overcome these challenges. Please reach out to our treatment team today at 855.478.3650 to learn how we can help you manage withdrawal symptoms and set you up for a successful recovery.
What Happens During Withdrawal?
When a person abuses a substance, their bodies become so dependent upon it that they no longer are just seeking to get high. Now, they need the drug to maintain their body’s normal equilibrium. They are so off-balance and addicted that without the drug, they can feel sick, depleted, and exhausted. In many cases, they can even feel physical pain. This condition is called dependence. Unfortunately, dependence is also what causes the body to react so violently when the person removes it from their system.
Some of the effects of withdrawal are fatigue and lack of energy. A person can also suffer from insomnia and find it hard to get quality sleep, making detox all the more arduous. In addition, they can experience changes in their appetite as well as in their mood. They can find their emotions increasingly hard to manage, as they quickly become panicked, enraged, terrified, or even hostile. Additionally, they can feel an increase in mental health symptoms such as depression and anxiety, leading them to feel restless and out-of-sorts. They can experience a range of physical symptoms as well, such as:
- General pain and discomfort in the body
- Nausea and vomiting
- Seizures and tremors
All of these difficult symptoms are reasons why it’s such a good idea to enlist the help of professional caregivers who have experience helping people through the withdrawal process.
Why Is It a Good Idea to Get Professional Support?
Sometimes, people think that because they have become experts in their own addictions and issues, they are also experts in recovery. The truth is many of them are approaching recovery with little to no accurate information about how to heal themselves. The body may have infinite wisdom about how to recuperate. However, they’ve stifled that wisdom with years of abusing their bodies with drugs and harmful behaviors. Once in recovery, they need rest and rehabilitation, so getting professional help is a powerful and effective way of opening the door to healing.
When a person enters a professional treatment program, such as the one at Bayview Recovery, they have access to a range of healing programs. For instance, we pride ourselves on offering a range of therapeutic options, which we tailor to the needs of each individual. Our treatment programs include a variety of holistic and evidence-based treatment options, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Meditation therapy
- Yoga therapy
- Group therapy
You’ll have our professional team at your side throughout the entire process, ensuring that you stay on the road to recovery. We can also provide a medication-assisted treatment program to limit the adverse withdrawal experience. By engaging in our treatment program, you can give yourself the best possible chance for a healthier, happier future.
Get Support at Bayview Recovery
It’s time for your happy ending. Bayview Recovery is here to help you discover the joy and fulfillment of a life well-lived, a life in recovery. We can help you through the withdrawal period and give you the tools you need to stay sober outside of treatment. Call 855.478.3650 today to learn how we can support you.